The Bird Level
Wow, looks like we have a potential steal on our hands, eh?From Rivals...
No Indiana teams advanced to this morning's quarterfinals in the 17U division. The SYF Players might have been there had they not had some referee and technical foul issues contribute to the loss of a late five point lead last night. The Spiece Indy Heat were ironically knocked off in second round playoff action by Spiece Mo-Kan (Kansas-Missouri). We heard that was in part due to a turned ankle from its star DeShaun Thomas. Speaking of Indy Heat we were very impressed again by R.J. Mahurin's play for them here. Had the Rockville player not committed last year to Indiana State he probably would be getting some Big Ten interest right now with as well as he is shooting the ball.
I know his dad and uncle are both tall - north of 6'10" , I think...If Kelvin Sampson were still here... he'd still be getting Big Ten interest...
At any rate, looks like a good pick up for the Sycamores. I'd be interested to see how tall he is when he stops growing.
OK, so shoot me. :bigsmile: But I swear that when I watched his dad and uncle in high school, they were listed at 6'10" and 6'11". Of course, anyone 6'5" and up looks like a giant to me!!!!Not to split hairs but dad's really 6'8" and uncle is 6'9". Uncle played at Butler and dad at Marian College.
You know, this is actually cool as hell. It's too bad State gets the bad wrap they do because it's a fine school if you apply yourself -- all the profs I had in my program (Management Information Systems) were top notch. I look forward to RJ coming to State and progressing through the program.He has still been getting lots of interest from all over the place...Big 10, Big 12, SEC, other Mo Val... he wants to go to ISU.
His dad asked him where he would go if he could go anywhere in the country and he chose the Sycamores. Wants to stay home, wants to play right away, wants to make ISU a contender. He grew up watching ISU play. That's why he committed early. I don't think any of the offers are tempting him to change his mind. I will be happier when he signs his name on the paper though!